Steve Stricker and Keegan Bradley were among the players to progress through US Open qualifying, as former world No 1 Luke Donald missed out.
Presidents Cup captain Stricker topped the standings in Memphis, one of 10 qualifying events in the USA on Monday, to book a place at Erin Hills – the first US Open in his home state of Wisconsin.
The 50-year-old shot rounds of 67 and 65 to secure one of nine places available at Germantown Country Club and Ridgeway, where Harris English and Chez Reavie also progressed.
“It means a lot,” Stricker said. “It’s been at the forefront of my thinking for a while now. It’s kind of a relief knowing I got in on my own terms.”
Donald failed to finish inside the top 14 of the 120-field playing at the Brookside and Lakes courses in Columbus, ending the 36-hole event three strokes off the cut mark.
J.T Poston topped the standings in that event ahead of Jason Kokrak and Bud Cauley, with Bradley and fellow former major winner Stewart Cink joining Bryson DeChambeau and Scotland’s Martin Laird in a share of fourth.
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